Thursday, October 19, 2017

Beautiful Berries Scrapbook Layout

     Welcome back Stampers! With some mixed media and stamps from Red Rubber Designs, I created this tag and background page, and used up a lot of my old embellishments and stickers in the process. After coating a kraft tag with white gesso, I added a strip of gingham stamped with Abandoned Coral and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks onto white cardstock using the Gingham Background Unmounted Rubber Stamp. Then I hand-stitched the top, and placed the photo below it, framed with some fibers.

 

     Because the round alpha stickers yellowed with age, I stuck them onto some white cardstock colored with LSG Sprays and Magicals, and cut around them. Then I placed some old MME Enamel Dots along the scallops.


     The background paper started with the grid stamped with the Vintage Background Unmounted Rubber Stamp using permanent black ink. Then I covered it with white gesso, added my Sprays and Magicals,  and stamped the "berries" with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink using the dots from the Build-A-Background Rubber Stamp Set.


      Along the right, I applied white gesso to a stencil, and used up some more old product with the white scallop strip. Then I stamped the flowers and leaves onto white cardstock with the Dotty Flowers Unmounted Rubber Stamp, using Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.
     

     Finally, I outlined the background paper with some hand-stitching, and used Picket Fence Distress Ink along the orange scallops.


      Thanks for stopping by! Shop for these and other Mixed Media Stamps at Red Rubber Designs

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Medallions Tag

     Happy Thursday! This week I have a mixed media tag to share with you, featuring the Mini Medallions Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp, and the Medallions, For Everything, and Be Happiness Unmounted Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs!


        I started with white gesso that I coated a Ranger Manila Tag with, and to the TCW stencil in the center. Once dry, I used Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Wild Honey, and Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stains with a light spritz of water on my tag, and on a separate sheet of white cardstock for the medallions.

       When that dried, I re-applied my stencil to the tag to add Prima's Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold and Rich Copper) over the gesso. Then I embossed the design along the top and bottom in copper with the For Everything Unmounted Stamp. Using the cardstock that I previously sprayed, I embossed the Medallions Stamp onto it, fussy-cutting, and layering it three times to make a flower. 


     I used three of the Mini Medallions, also embossed in copper, and popped two of them up with foam dots. 


          The phrase was stamped in black with the Be Happiness Unmounted Rubber Stamp onto a piece of torn vellum inked along the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. Then I scattered and  glued some blue sequins along the tag.


     I finished off the top with some fibers and beads that I strung together. 


     The result is this fun tag with copper accents and a bohemian vibe!



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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Rise and Shine Birthday Card

     Happy Thursday Stampers! My mom loves chickens and roosters, and has a collection of them, so I definitely had her mind with the Rise and Shine Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs when making her birthday card this year. I thought this kraft bag that I recycled was perfect to showcase it!


            After stamping the main image twice with permanent black ink onto white cardstock, I colored it with Distress Inks, and fussy cut the rooster on the second image. Then I mounted the image onto black cardstock with punching around the edges, and popped up the rooster over the ribbon.


          Using the same water stamping technique as my last post found here, and the same Rays of Hope Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp, I just changed the colors of my Distress Inks and tucked it behind the kraft bag. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the rays with the Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set.


     All of the flowers were stamped twice, colored with Distress Inks, and layered and curled using the My Sunshine Unmounted Stamp. I love how they look against the gingham, stamped with the Gingham Background Unmounted Stamp using Palette Inks (Bordeaux, Moulin Rouge, and L'Amore Red) for an ombre look!


     I finished it off with distressed edges and machine stitching. Thanks so much for stopping by, and visit Red Rubber Designs for all of these stamps and more!



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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rays of Hope Card

     Have you ever tried stamping with water and Distress Inks? It's such a great technique, and the Rays of Hope Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs is the perfect stamp for it!


    Just grab your blending tool and apply Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks onto white cardstock in a half circular motion.  Then just spray your stamp with water, and press down.


     The sentiment was stamped in black with the Say Hello Unmounted Rubber Stamp.


     Then I distressed my edges, adding another layer colored with inks, and outlined the stamping with some hand-stitching.


     Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Inking Fun


Hello, Friends!  Today I am sharing creations with the Happily Grateful stamp set from Red Rubber Designs.  I really enjoy experimenting with this set.


Using the MISTI so that I could stamp the images multiple times, I stamped the leaves with Limon ink, then using a rubber glove I picked up ink in Pea Pod and touched the edges of leaves and part of the stems.  For the flowers, I stamped them first with Aqua and then touched the edges of the flowers with Indigo.
The set includes a small circle stamp which I stamped in poppy. 
The sentiment is from the Joyful Notes stamp set.


I had so much fun with this set that I tried an, even more, CAS (clean and simple) card.  I simply used Carrot and stamped twice for a rich color then moved the paper and stamped off for a softer look.  I once again used a rubber glove and picked up ink from Mud Pie ink and touched the tip of the leaves.  
The sentiment is from Sophisticated Sentiments.


Thanks so much for stopping by!





Thursday, July 27, 2017

Black and White Anniversary Card

      Welcome back Stampers! My 16th anniversary is coming up soon, so I created a black and white card for my husband, featuring a mix of some fun stamps from Red Rubber Designs. The big heart was done with the I Heart You Unmounted Rubber Stamp split in half with black embossing on white cardstock, and white embossing on black cardstock.


     The whole card is divided in the same way with the background embossed with the Background Stripes Unmounted Stamp. Then I masked "16" onto each piece with some black and white sprays, before taping the backs together.


     For the sentiment I used the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Stamp Set, with the diamond border underneath done with the Showy Strips Cling Mounted Stamp. The smaller hearts were done with the Sweet Goodies Accessories Cling Mounted Stamp, all from Red Rubber Designs!


     To enhance all of the stamping, I finished the edges with distressing and hand stitching done in black and white. Thanks for looking!



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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Loved & Adored



 Hello, friends!  Today I am sharing a lovely little CAS card featuring Simply the Best from Red Rubber Designs


Don't you just love it when you don't clean up your art table and you have beautiful bits left over just lying about?  I had the general idea for this card but I was thinking of just using solid cardstock for the butterfly and border until my eyes fell on a scrap of mixed media paper marbled with oxide ink which was leftover from another project!  


Thanks for stopping by and checking out Today's Feature:



Angie

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Majestic Mountain Mixed Media Frame

     Happy Thursday Stampers! I'm back this week with a mixed media frame that I made from a pizza box featuring the Majestic Mountain Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!


     Since the pizza box already had a little tab on it, I made it the center of my frame, and placed it on top with a large eyelet through it. After tearing the top layer, I applied some white gesso to it, and waited for it to dry. Then I colored it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, which completely soaked and warped the cardboard. But as it started to dry it actually warped back into place, with the help of some heavy books placed over it. The water did remove the back though, making the frame flimsy, so I mounted it onto a heavy black matte board.


     The flowers and stamping were also colored with Magicals, using the same colors from the frame. Then I fussy-cut and popped up the birds, stamped with the All Things of Nature stamp set, and gave their eyes a dot of black puffy paint.


      The Magicals themselves have lots of sparkle, but I enhanced the birds and water with some clear Wink of Stella. Then I added the sentiment on the bottom with the Hope Perches Unmounted Rubber Stamp.


     One of the main reasons why I chose the Majestic Mountain stamp, was to try reflective stamping. After stamping the image on top, I stamped it again onto acetate and flipped the design underneath, rubbing it onto the paper. I finally got the results I wanted after a few tries, and will definitely be doing it again. I hope I've sent you a little inspiration using these beautiful stamps from Red Rubber Designs!



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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy 6th of July!

Hello, friends!  Happy 6th of July!  

When I saw this sweet stamp, America I Love from Red Rubber Designs,


I just had to have it for the 4th of July.  When I looked at my blog schedule I realized that I wasn't actually going to post until after the 4th so I decided to change up the colors making it versatile enough to be sent out at any time!


I imagine this little boy is celebrating the 4th of July by sailing his boat across the lake.  His mom probably has a yummy lunch laid out on a picnic table nearby.  If you live in the States, I would love to know if you did anything special for the 4th of July!  


I hope you will stop by the Red Rubber Designs store and take a look at the wide variety of high-quality red rubber stamps!

Today's Feature:


Thanks for stopping by!
Ang



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Life of the Party Tag

     Inspiration can come in many ways, and mine for this tag was a peacock feather, featuring the Life of the Party Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!


     I used Distress Spray Stains to color the background of this manila tag, and to color the Life of the Party Stamp embossed with glitter onto white cardstock. After adding sequins I popped it up for dimension.


     Then I added a border along the bottom with the Fanciful Vintage Unmounted Stamp Set, also embossed with glitter onto a strip of teal cardstock.


     To really make the colors pop, I finished all of the edges with black embossed glitter.


   
     Thanks for your visit, and be sure to visit Red Rubber Designs for these stamp sets and more!

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